We're pleased to share a recent Denver Channel news piece featuring our VP of Programs, Larry Mayes, about the importance of vaccinating our homeless and vulnerable communities.
"The more people who get vaccinated from all walks of life, whether they're homeless or not… it helps all of us as a whole," Mayes said.
The news story highlights that on any given night in this country, more than a half-million people experience homelessness. Those who are homeless are more susceptible to catching communicable diseases. Poorer access to health care in general also typically translates to fewer opportunities for vaccinations.
"We have to be proactive. It's not waiting for them to come to us. We have to go to them, and you have to keep going out," Mayes added.